The 2018 Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection will be held August 13 to 24, 2018.
The "Developing Shared Expectations" handout was a critical piece to starting a conversation with my advisor and supervisor. It really set me apart from other students, and also made me look professional and prepared. I feel like they both take me very seriously and are interested in working with me even more because I started an important conversation.RMF Connection Participant
I made a lot of friends! We still hang out, and we even got together after the first day of class just to check in with each other. I appreciated RMF bringing us together because otherwise I would not have found them.RMF Connection Participant
About the Program
The Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) Connection is a program designed for newly admitted doctoral students who are recipients of a Rackham Merit Fellowship. This includes Rackham Engineering Awards (REA), Rackham Science Awards (RSA), and Rackham Merit Fellowship students in education and psychology.
This two-week program, scheduled August 13 to 24, is designed to:
- Introduce students to resources in Rackham and across the university.
- Provide professional, academic, and personal development experiences to assist with the first-year transition.
- Cultivate community among the RMF cohort.
|Monday, August 13||9:00am to 6:00pm||Welcome and Orientation|
|Tuesday, August 14, to Friday, August 17||10:00am to 1:00pm||Professional Development Workshops and Lunch|
|Saturday, August 18||9:00am to 3:00 pm||Day Trip to Detroit (optional)|
|Monday, August 20, to Thursday, August 23||10:00am to 1:00pm||Professional Development Workshops and Lunch|
|Friday, August 24||9:00am to 5:00pm||Intellectual Autobiography Presentations|
Participation in this program is optional, but it is highly encouraged. All students that complete the application by June 1, 2018, will be guaranteed a space.
Please note: Fellows are expected to attend the entire two-week program and will be responsible for their own housing and transportation costs.
Last updated: August 2, 2018 - 4:18pm